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Tickerguy
Posts: 150706
Incept: 2007-06-26
A True American Patriot!
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Hmmmm....... this could be interesting.

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Handyone55
Posts: 127
Incept: 2010-07-06

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Amazon is getting flaky about reviews. I have left glowing 5 star reviews about a tool along with helpful ( I thought ) hints on usage and application, only to have the review vanish. I have no idea what they objected to or if was just a random glitch.

If you want to read something grimly amusing, read the Amazon reviews on What Happened by Hillary Clinton. Verified reviewers who left a less than perfect review had it deleted as many as three times. One reviewer called them out on the deletions and said " Joe Stalin would have loved you guys "

Amazon credibility is dropping down to main stream media levels.
Dennisglover
Posts: 910
Incept: 2012-12-05

Huntsville, AL
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I've had an "Amazon Chase" card about five years now, a card with a very low credit limit, and have used it very few times.

Less than two years ago I got a "$50 prepaid charge card" at Target, presumably because I had bought a few things there. Now, when I got that "prepaid" card via USPS, it was from Chase Bank, and they had all kinds of PII (personally identifiable information), such as my address, my phone number, my SSN, etc. On my next visit to Target I totally burned that card and left it in the trash.

It does very much bother me that this was my single and only interaction, through Target Stores, with Chase Bank, but I already had the "Amazon Chase card", and at the same time I very likely paid for the remainder of those purchases (not paid for by the $50 prepaid charge card) with my Visa debit card from my credit union.

So, where is the connection here? Why does it bother me? Well, in the last 11 months I've bought an AR-15 and an M&P-9, and a whole lot of ammunition, etc., for both, from a "pistol and pawn shop" using that same Visa debit card.

It leaves me wondering: Who might be tracking me, and why?

Yep. I'm bothered.

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Ckaminski
Posts: 4316
Incept: 2011-04-08

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Just got off the phone with Discover. My card also had some yummy fraudulent activity yesterday. Booze, apparently, and gas. In a city near me, but not anywhere I was yesterday.

Customer since 2003, first time fraud issue.

Guy on the phone asked me about identity theft, I said, "No. Well, that whole Experian debacle, kinda screwed us all, didn't it?"
Tickerguy
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Incept: 2007-06-26
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My Discover card has been filched several times, and I have a fairly good idea where a couple of them happened -- but nobody cares. Discover won't go after it and neither will the local gendarme.

I don't pay that, of course, but everyone does because the chargebacks get pretty ugly pretty fast, and that reflects back into prices. If people started going to jail it would get cut off FAST.

Further, if PCI was actually enforced it would get cut off FAST too. Home Depot, for example, would be out of business -- and so would Target and Michaels'.

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